Direct from Donegal - Rural & Rugged Canada

Donegal to Canada
14 Nights - 15 May/07 Sept 2016.

Head for the horizon with Black Watch, sailing from Ireland to Canada.

Departing from Killybegs in Ireland before gliding onward to the beautiful city of St. John’s in Newfoundland. This vibrant capital is strewn with quaint homes in colourful shades of blue, green, yellow & red, also dubbed as the ‘Jellybean row’. There are several points of interest that can be visited on a leisurely stroll, from the Basilica of St. John the Baptist to Newfoundland’s cultural hub, ‘The rooms’, home to an abundance of artwork – local and international.

The next stop on this Canadian adventure is the islands of St. Pierre, braised in french influence which can be seen in the high street patisseries and coffee shop culture. The port itself is glorious, boasting an abundance of fishing shacks in rainbow hues. Boudicca will sail onward to Sydney in Nova Scotia.

Here you will be in the midst of towering trees and dense foliage that fringes the mountain peaks and overlooks the sand dusted beaches. Locals park up on the beaches to light bonfires in summer and enjoy the warmth of the summer sun as it sets behind the clouds. You will find an abundance of water sports taken up on a daily basis from surfers to rafting and the ever popular, whale watching. Be sure to dine at one of Sydney’s seafood restaurants where they serve lobster and scallops fresh from the mornings catch.

Boudicca will then call at Corner Brook in Newfoundland, known for its involvement in the paper industry and historic town centre where you will come across the impressive Captain James Cook Monument amongst interlaced sidewalks, lush green parks and many boutiques and quaint shops. For those thrill seekers, it’s also a great location for outdoor facilities with the Marble Mountain Ski Resort on a backdrop of beautiful capes and forests.


Your penultimate port of call is Red Bay, a welcoming and animated fishing port which boasts beautiful lagoon-like waters with stepping stones floating on its surface. There are red painted beach huts speckled along the coast and opportunities to catch a boat to saddle Island. This rural gem is the perfect spot to unwind and relax before heading home where you disembark in Belfast.
Prices includes:
◾14 nights accommodation aboard 4* Fred. Olsen Black Watch based on 2 sharing an inside cabin.
◾Full Board basis - fine dining each evening with two dining, 6:30pm or 8:30pm or casual buffet style option.
◾Variety of on board entertainment day & night.
◾Taxes and charges €130 Included

Offer valid for travel...
15 May 2016/ 07 Sept 2016
14 Nights from Donegal

 

 

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€2269pp 


Head for the horizon with Black Watch, sailing from Ireland to Canada. Cruise direct from Donegal, with no flights needed!!!

Itinerary:

Day 1: Killybegs, Donegal
 Black Watch awaits your arrival in Killybegs, where you will be welcomed on board by the excellent crew. You will have plenty of time to settle in and explore the ship, as she leaves port late in the evening.
 
Day 2 – 5: At sea:
These full days are spent cruising toward your first port of call, St. Johns,Newfoundland. Until then, settle back, relax and watch the world go by or enjoy the fantastic facilities and entertainment on board.
 
Day 6: St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada:  
 The capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador has a rich and colourful history. St. John’s offers a blend of old world charm, interesting architecture, historic landmarks, beautiful countryside and fishing villages in the local area.Black Watch Pool
 
Since 1947, explorers, adventurers, pirates and all manner of seafarers have found their way into St. John’s spectacular harbour, although the first permanent settlers were the British in the mid 18th century. The capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador and considered the oldest city in all of North America, St John’s charm comes from it’s rich and colourful history, unique architecture, breathtaking countryside and surrounding local fishing villages.
 
For wildlife and nature lovers, St John’s is the perfect holiday destination. There are several tours that take place on a daily basis, designed to provide visitors a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see indigenous wildlife such as puffins and whales and the other natural wonders of St John’s. There are plenty of trails to walk at your leisure and a unique city centre to explore, complete with museums, art collections, murals and more.
 
Day 7: St. Pierre, St. Pierre et Miquelon, Canada:
St. Pierre et Miquelon offers 500 years of history set in pristine wilderness. It is the last remnant of France’s once large territory on this continent. Located just south of Newfoundland and Labrador in the North Atlantic Ocean, a short distance from Canada, these pretty islands boast stunning landscapes, beautiful architecture and an extensive history and heritage.

St. Pierre – the capital of the Islands – is the busiest and most populated island, despite being a lot smaller than neighbouring Miquelon. The island is home to fine examples of historic French architecture and has many monuments – including the Pointe aux Canons Lighthouse & Battery – to visit, as well as a number of museums.
 
Miquelon is home to only a few hundred residents and large parts of it remain untouched. The island’s natural beauty is ripe for exploration, with long sand dunes, large lagoons and pretty rivers to discover.
 
Day 8: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada :
Sydney, Nova Scotia lies in an inlet on the northeast shoreline of Cape Breton Island and acts as a perfect starting place from which to explore Nova Scotia. Home to Gaelic-speaking descendants of Scottish settlers, the industrial town of Sydney is the ocean gateway to Cape Breton Island. With easy access to the highlands, the Bras D’Or Lakes and the Fortress Louisbourg National Park, Sydney is the perfect place to start your Nova Scotia adventure.

A guided tour of Old Sydney Town gives visitors the chance to visit the magnificent Fortress of Louisbourg, one of Canada’s National Historic Sites, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and beautiful Baddeck, a small yet enchanting village nearby.
 
Day 9: Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada :
Black Watch RestaurantSteeped in a rich history, Corner Brook has lots of historical sights and attractions, including the Captain James Cook Monument. Its downtown area is a maze of interlocking brick sidewalks, open green spaces and lots of shops, galleries and restaurants.

The City of Corner Brook is a historic Canadian city, located on the west coast of Newfoundland. A city of great national importance, Corner Brook is lauded for its fishing, railway and paper industries. This of course means that there are plenty of historical sights and attractions to enjoy, including the Captain James Cook Monument, one of Canada’s National Historic Sites.
 
In the town centre, you will find all the modern creature comforts you would expect to find in a Canadian city. There are many shops, restaurants, bars, art galleries and places to meet locals, so there is never a dull day. If you are feeling adventurous, there are plenty of outdoor pursuits to try, with Marble Mountain Ski Resort on the doorstep and gorgeous terrain to explore.
 
Day 10: Red Bay, Labrador, Canada :
The peaceful fishing village of Red Bay is rich in culture and history. A former site of several Basque whaling stations, it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Absorb the beauty of the rugged coastal surroundings and learn about Red Bay’s history in the Visitor Orientation Centre.

Formerly a major part of the whaling industry and now a fishing town, Red Bay is a true representation of rural Canadian life. Set amongst a backdrop of stunning moss covered mountains, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is simply beautiful, a tranquil getaway from modern Canada.
 
From 1550 to the early 17th century, Red Bay was one of the largest Basque whaling towns in all of Canada. Though whaling stopped many centuries ago, evidence of the Bay’s past is still prominent within the town. Among the rustic hillside homes are three whaling galleons and four chalupas that are easy to find on foot. There are also easily accessible collections of whale bones displayed to give visitors an idea of the sheer size of the whales that used to be hunted in this historic town.
 
Day 11-14 : At Sea
Sit back and relax as we take you back to Belfast for your disembarkation in Ireland.
 
Day 15: Belfast, Northern Ireland:
Your cruise ends today with your arrival in Belfast.

Fred Olsen Cruise

Black Watch
Cruise ships were once famous for their style and charm. And our Black Watch cruise ship is a hark back to those days, when quality and service were taken for granted. Sleek and intimate, with cabins and suites for 804 people, Black Watch has a warm welcome waiting for you.
Black Watch was voted ‘Best for Entertainment’ in the 2012 Cruise Critic ‘Cruisers’ Choice UK Voters were especially impressed with our service: “they consistently went the extra mile”.So, be captivated by the entertaining cabaret at the Neptune Lounge, and fire-up your taste buds for a treat at the Glentanar Restaurant. Or, share a relaxing drink over panoramic views across the ocean in our Observatory Lounge. buds for a treat at the Glentanar Restaurant. Or, share a relaxing drink over panoramic views across the ocean in our Observatory Lounge.

Booking remarks
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non refundable or transferable booking deposit of 15% per person
- 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
- Optional Insurance prices on request (conditions apply)
- Drinks packages available to prebook – only €12.50 per person per night
- Gratuities from €5 per person per night
- Prices are correct at time of going to press, fuel supplements may apply.

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